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Members of Penn Dental Medicine’s Advisory Boards help define and implement the School’s strategic mission and goals. The boards include:

The Board of Overseers

Statement of Purpose

The Board of Overseers of Penn Dental Medicine provides volunteer leadership and maintains as its standing charge to embrace the overall mission of the School to be the preeminent leader in dental education. The board acts as an advisory resource for the Dean on matters of policy, direction, practice, and effectiveness, while stewarding the historic missions of both the School and the University. It supports the continuous achievement of excellence in matters of curricular development, clinical work, research, admissions, infrastructure, alumni relations, and public relations.

Each board member, selected for their commitment, expertise, and diversity of backgrounds, provides new insights and ideas to the leadership of the School. Each serves as a global ambassador by creating strategic connections and by communicating the School’s strengths and needs to all constituencies including students, faculty, alumni, parents, the dental profession, and corporate concerns, as well as to the University’s trustees, president, and provost. It is also the responsibility of each board member to play a leadership role in all fundraising efforts.

Board of Overseers Members
William W. M. Cheung, D’81, GD’82
Nancy Baker, Esq. Stanley M. Bergman, PAR ’02
Dirk Brunner Julie Charlestein
Richard Copell, D’80
Campaign Co-Chair
Matthew J. Doyle, PhD
Patrik Eriksson Anne Klamar, MD
Anne Koch, D’77, GD’93 Haruo Morita
Madeline Monaco, PHD, MS, Med Vincent Mosimann
Lewis E. Proffitt, D’73, WG’80 Alfred L. Spencer, Jr.
David Tai-Man Shen, D’79, GD’81 David S. Tarica, D’83
Campaign Co-Chair
Umit Yigit, C’81, D’86 Robert Zou, WG’94

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Ex officio Members
Martin D. Levin, D’72, GD’74
Chair, Dean’s Council
Lee Durst-Roisman, D’83
President, Alumni Society

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The Dean’s Council

The Penn Dental Medicine Dean’s Council is comprised of a chairperson and up to eighteen members-at-large. The Mission of this group is to act as an external advisory group to the Dean on matters relevant to maintaining the eminence of Penn Dental Medicine in matters such as continuing education, business, resource development, volunteer recruitment, fundraising and others that may arise.

Dean’s Council Members
Martin D. Levin, D’72, GD’74
Robert Brody, C’80, D’84 Joseph Fiorellini, DMD, DMSc
Howard P. Fraiman, D’91, GD’93, GD’94 Joseph E. Gian-Grasso, C’67, D’71
Elliot Hersh, DMD, MS, PhD Ronald T. Hwang, D’81
Brian Lee, D’00, GD’04 Saul M. Pressner, D’79
Howard Rosa, D’82 Louis Rossman, D’75, GD’77
Tara Sexton, D’88 Susan Stern, C’77 D’81
Robert Stern, D’87 David Silver, D’85,GD’86, GD’88
Larry L. Turner, Esq Gail E. Schupak, D’83

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Alumni Society Executive Committee

The mission of the Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Society is to advance the interests of Penn Dental Medicine and the Alumni Society, and to promote good fellowship among all members of the School community. Led by an Executive Committee, the Alumni Society takes an active role in encouraging students to be active in the life of the School and remain engaged as alumni through events such as the White Coat Ceremony andSenior Farewell,

The Alumni Society also encourages the participation of alumni in the Dental Annual Giving Fund and other fund-raising initiatives. The generosity and commitment of alumni ensures that Penn remains at the forefront of dental education and makes a difference to the people who count on it the most – students. All predoctoral, postdoctoral, and dental hygiene alumni are members of the Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Society.

Alumni Society Executive Committee Members
Eric Spieler, D’84
Robert E. Weiner, C’72 D’79
First Vice-President
Seyar Baqi, D’14 Judith Zack Bendit, DH’81
Hope Berman, C’77 D’83 Stefani L. Cheung, C’08 D’11
Gail Spiegel Cohen, C’76 D’80 Wesam El Shafee D’12
Charlene Fenster, DH’75 Catherine Foote, C’00 D’04 GD’06
Alyssa Marlin Greenberger, D’02 Marshall J. Goldin, C’60 D’64
Wendy Halpern, D’99 GD’02 GD’03 Ann Eshenaur Spolarich DH’82
Mark Guevarra D’16 GD“18 Jeff Li, D’12
Daniel Kubikian, D’01 GD’04, GD’05 Helen Mo D’16
Ronald Pross, D’74 Trevan Samp, D’14
Joseph Spina D’02 Steven Ureles D’83
Eric Spieler, D’84 Matt Sones, D’12
Robert Marc Stern, D’87  
Past Presidents (Last 7 Years)
Lee B. Durst-Roisman D’83 Keith D. Libou, D’84
Spencer-Carl Saint Cyr, D’97 Tara Sexton, D’88
Marc B. Ackerman, D’98 Anna Kornbrot, D’79, GD’82
Lewis E. Proffitt, D’73, WG’80 Margrit M. Maggio, D’87
Laurence G. Chacker, D’85 Michael D. Yasner, C’79, D’83, GD’84, GD’86
Ex Officio Member
Jaclyn M. Gleber, DH’74 D. Walter Cohen, C’47, D’50

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University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030